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that some local officials want the military and u.s. department of energy to step in and temporarily take over lipa management. lipa just can't hack it. a new york state investigation says that they neglected vital maintenance and did not budget enough for disaster response. paper maps like this one were pretty much state of the art, according to the report. paper maps they're using. lipa has lagged behind other utilities, not using smartphones tablets or even printers and fax machines. paper memos were preferred and slow dial up internet access the rule. even worse, lipa's power outage management system runs on a 25-year-old main grain computer. it was blamed in part for lipa's slow response last year to irene, and it cast doubt on how seriously lipa and national grid took its lessons from irene. a consultant who helped prepare the report "all these things were identified, meaning the short comings, but they all cost money." that includes simple preventative measures like trimming trees around power lines and inspecting utility poles. the report says lipa lacked even basic procedures for
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